(Except Landscape and Naval)

risk level
Based on 789 votes
by year 2032
or $39.82 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

0.0% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Fine Arts

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

35% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 0.0% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Architects, Except Landscape and Naval will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Architects, Except Landscape and Naval' job openings is expected to rise 2.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Architects, Except Landscape and Naval' was $82,840, or $39 per hour

'Architects, Except Landscape and Naval' were paid 78.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 107,490 people employed as 'Architects, Except Landscape and Naval' within the United States.

This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Architects, Except Landscape and Naval'.

Job description

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.

SOC Code: 17-1011.00


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Ben Bailey (Uncertain) says
I would love to have AI assist in automating the aspects of Architecture that are tedious, like making sure everything is up to code or automatically adjusting things after moving something else, but I fear that people will become lazy and let AI do the job for them.
Feb 21, 2024 at 09:15 PM
Aleksandra (Moderate) says
Projects' created by humans will be for the 1% of richest people who will have a fantasy and need to show off that their projects was done the "expensive way" by a human and not 80/20 rule by AI. What people don't understand is that atm 80% of society is more faulty than AI. Working with AI is a bliss comparing to working with a majority of employees as well as moody specialists on the market is simply a bliss. And we're only starting here...
May 17, 2023 at 02:43 PM
Mark (Uncertain) says
Until recently (through March and April 2023), and after having seen the work that Dall-e 2 had produced, I thought it incredibly likely. The argument that architects would still be required seemed to hinge on "you need to interface with a human to get a building built", but I don't think that's true (if a client could save tens of thousands of dollars by inputting their requests on a keyboard, rather than talking to a person, they'd opt for the latter). However, the one aspect of the job that's overlooked is LIABILITY. Currently architects are legally liable for the work they produce, and any failings over that work. AI offers no LIABILITY -- and I highly doubt the software design companies who are producing that AI are willing to accept liability -- and until someone, or a team of someones, is willing to accept that legal responsibility, AI shouldn't be able to threaten that job. However, I said "could go either way" because it's highly possible that people are so stupid, that they would sign a contract that frees the AI architect of liability if it meant they could save a few dollars on fees.
May 02, 2023 at 07:29 PM
phamiliar says
It is likely that AI could be the architectural designer and code checker while a civil engineer is responsible for the life and safety of the overall design. I think the job won't necessarily go away its just that there will be many production staff jobs that will be eliminated.
Mar 08, 2024 at 08:19 PM
Yoshimata R says
This will not be popular, but our firm already uses AI: clients type in or speak their ideas and examples The programs we use come up with a myriad of solutions that the clients themselves can then configure and reconfigure at will with all structural processes, including loadbearing etc. built-in throughout the process. 16 of the 38 people at our firm have been laid off since this started.
Apr 25, 2023 at 05:55 PM
HMS (No chance) says
Architects are a lot like an artist. AI cannot create cannot something that requires human originality. No two architects are the same, just as two pieces of art are not the same. Architecture requires you to put creativity, originality, emotion, and the social aspect into your work.
Mar 15, 2023 at 06:49 AM
Architect Downow says
Architectural and Interior Design are both iterative processes.
AI will improve this process, detail all the structural draws, and create layouts and floorplans more efficiently than ever.

With solar, water, food and waste visions that now only a few architects embrace in projects.
Leed will be integrated in AI and civil engineering as well.

I guess in the future, anyone can design a house with the help of AI.

Architects, Lawyers and Doctors, the tríade of "good money" will fall.
And me and my boys are working to achieve this as soon as possible.

Feb 10, 2023 at 02:34 PM
sama says
An architect is more than a concept or a few words. It's about thinking, conceptualizing, and making it a reality.
Dec 23, 2022 at 07:30 PM
:))) (Moderate) says
Currently, as a student at one of the top architecture schools, I can observe how the most successful students utilize AI. It's clear to see how it improves their workflow and design progress, even as early as 2022.

Already, AI can handle most of the work for an architect. I believe that the next 20 years will further popularize AI within the profession, reducing the amount of work done manually.
Aug 03, 2022 at 12:16 AM
king rocker (Highly likely) says
LOL it's already dead. Almost no one hires architects now, there are so many tools that already do their job. Wake up, it's game over for this one. The site is way behind the times.
Feb 24, 2022 at 02:51 PM
I'dRatherNotInputAName says
"LOL it's already dead."
Source? Or did it come to you in a dream?
Oct 27, 2023 at 08:41 PM
Sameer says
AI isn’t that capable to satisfy the client with the structure design… however it could help to make the work easy but it can’t overtake the profession.
Feb 29, 2024 at 12:01 PM
Sebastian from Argentina (Low) says
Creativity from architects mind couldn't be replaced by AI, But some typical architecture room plans, could be systematized by machine learning on cad programs, like actual libraries of equipment, it could be library of rooms, baths, etc.
Nov 14, 2019 at 12:33 PM
J (Uncertain) says
Depends on the kind of architecture, the way that the industry itself thinks about what architecture means (an engineering/optimization problem versus art, desire to rapidly customize vs work on the process with other humans) and what clients demand.
Oct 15, 2019 at 03:22 AM
pgm777 says
computerisation will help and not hinder the architectural profession. Automisation is something that has no place
Aug 29, 2019 at 12:26 PM
Lilly (Low) says
I think it would be quite hard for robots to take clients ideas for architecture and turn it into a floorplan since there are billions of ways to build a house.
Aug 12, 2019 at 10:55 PM
David J Gill says
More effective design software will raise productivity and reduce the number of staff required to complete project documents.
Apr 24, 2019 at 10:43 PM
Marta says
I totally agree. Students and young professionals may have problem with finding a job. Nowadays, they usually do repetitive CAD drawings/models (the main concept was designed by e.g. senior architect), and it all can be automated, especially with BIM
Feb 15, 2023 at 11:56 PM
Dean B says
This is an art form that’s practical so I don’t see it going
Mar 26, 2019 at 03:54 AM

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